First, the original report:
According to my sources, this is a common death scene when auto-erotic asphyxiation goes wrong. Auto-erotic asphyxiation is the perverted and unnatural practice of strangling yourself during self abuse. The "thrill" comes from nearly dying, and is closely associated with a death fetish.
A famous eastern mystic with a history of drug and alcohol abuse killed himself in a perverted sex game. I wonder if they'll list the official cause of death as "suicide" or "misadventure"?